"Corn Bread" as written by David John Matthews and Mark Christopher Batson....
Dancing with the devil round the fire
Messed your mamma's bed for a little more magic
Make you wanna run around naked
'Cause you know it looks go on you

But you ain't ever had my cornbread
A little bit of heaven, and a little bit of aw yeah
Cut it down the middle
Open wide and jump right in

Oh God, said I give you love
And I wanna jump off but the dark is enough
Yes, I messed one up and I got shoot up
But the joy is steeped in sin

The old man he come runnin' 'round here
Looking for the sinner who took his baby
I'm gonna tell you that it was me
And the joy was steeped in sin

The soul's inside my soul before you
All the innocence that running fire
All inside my darkness, lover lie
All the innocence that makes you wise

Dancing with the devil round the fire
Messed your mamma's bed for a little more magic
Make you wanna run around naked
'Cause you know it looks go on you

But you ain't ever had my cornbread
A little bit of heaven, and a little bit of uh uh
Cut it down the middle
Open wide and jump right in

Oh no more we're taking a chance
And when I get caught
Oh my baby, running out of town
'Cause it makes me mad
The joy is steeped in sin

Preacher man said to watch your fall
But behind that curtain
See us getting it on
Oh give him what he wants
Children calls drop
Steeped in sin

The song's inside my soul because of you
All the innocence that makes me wild
Oh the fire that's burning, a little more, let's jump on the bed
It's all inside our heads
Golden love again
The love that we would make, too bitter
What case you tell me friend?
Is love that do pretend
That one is better than the other

Dancing with the devil

Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh
Oh oh

Dancing with the devil round the fire
Messed your mamma's bed for a little more magic
Make you wanna run around naked
'Cause you know it looks go on you

But you ain't ever had my cornbread
A little bit of heaven, and a little bit of uh uh
Cut it down the middle
Open wide and jump right in

It's all inside dark falls on me
All the minutes that will make you right
Oh man we play the dance has done enough
Oh I will lay on my baby
It's all inside
It's all inside you
It's all inside make you happy, baby
It's all inside you
It's all inside you
What you need to make you happy
It's all inside you
It's all inside you
It's all inside
What you need to make you happy
It's all inside your head
It's all inside your head
What you need, babe, to make you happy

Oh oh


Lyrics submitted by dmbmelody, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"Cornbread" as written by Mark Christopher Batson David John Matthews

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    General Commentthis is a pretty bad ass song
    sikhmanbedion September 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this is Dave trying a new sound, a more bluegrass sound. It's a great song. And the intro to this song on Live at Radio City is amazing.
    hollywoodjack22on September 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAhh..just got back from The Gorge Amphitheater so you guys are never going to hear the end of it. This song is crazy catchy...I love it. Great song. =]]
    trn3ngoon September 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about a vagina, maybe even more. Its clearly sexual. In West Palm beach september 07, he sang about a boy spittin' in his hand, I don't think he meant for an antiquated type of handshake agreement. Additionally, I believe I hear him saying something about 'open up your lovely flower'. Cornbread is the woman's 'hoo-hoo'
    troydmb17on October 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIf it is about a vagina which makes some sense to me why does he say "you ain't never had MY cornbread"???????????? Dave have a vagina??
    davedavedave41on November 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about taking a young woman's virginity, which explains why he talks about guilt as something "inside your head" he's trying to convince her that what they did wasn't wrong....Also look at the line "the old man, he come running 'round here looking for the sinner who took his baby" pissed religious dad, if you want a more explicit version go find the video from piedmont park, it makes the meaning abundantly clear....can't say I care for this one much
    G_Marekon December 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI didn't get a chance to see the Piedmont video, but the Piedmont lyrics are different than above. What I get from the song is that it is about youth and sex and the dilemma one has between what their parents may have told them and what their desires tell them. "The joy is steeped in sin". I can see, too, how it is from the guy's perspective. The Piedmont lyrics also say something like "open up your flower" (as in deflowering, not baking flour).

    Very catchy song. Radio City and Piedmont each bring a different flavor, but both good all around.
    JMMc76on April 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDefinitely about taking a girl's virginity. Great song, awesome live!
    Ziggy45on June 02, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthese are not the 07' lyrics at studio city. in studio city version he talks about "a fire between her legs." this song is definitly about virginity and sex. awesome song live. just saw it in st louis and it was amazing. the new song #27 he is playing this summer is also great. check it out.
    cole04on June 19, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwell one night Dave and the band was on tour and decided to make hashcornbread. it was so delicious they wrote a song about it.
    seanboy88on August 07, 2008   Link

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